Quarterback club banquet of champions soon
The Honolulu Quarterback Club will celebrate its 60th annual Banquet of Champions Feb. 18 by honoring four longtime members who total more than 150 years of membership and service with the club.
Paul Durham, Chris Faria, Les Keiter and Al Minn will be honored along with more than four dozen individuals and teams. Hawaii's national champions -- including Kahuku's AYSO soccer team, Mililani's Bobby Sox softball team, the Onipaa Volleyball Club Junior Olympic champions, Holomua 50-over women's soccer champions and the Hilo Cal Ripken World Series champions.
Awards will also be given to the Quarterback Club's male and female athletes of the year, outstanding male and female prep, adult and senior athletes and winners of six other special awards for coaching, officiating, media and contributors.
The banquet also features a silent auction of sports memorabilia. Tickets are $45 per person or $400 per table. E-mail Linda Louie at email@example.com for information.
BYU's Tutor second in triple jump
Redmond Tutor (Kahuku '06), a true freshman at Brigham Young, triple jumped a personal best of 47 feet, 8 inches in the TCR Race Productions Invitational at the Albuquerque (N.M.) Convention Center last Saturday. He finished second in the indoor event.
Tutor is the only freshman in the top five on the Mountain West Conference indoor performance list. He is ranked fourth going into the MWC Indoor Championship on February 22nd in Albuquerque.
Lee sets Menlo rebound record
Kepua Lee (Moanalua '04), a 5-foot-9 junior guard/forward, broke the Menlo College career rebound record last Thursday when she pulled down eight boards in a 71-27 win over Pacific Union. She had nine more Saturday in a 48-45 win over UC Santa Cruz to bring her career total to 551.
UH-Hilo signs Ortiz to pay soccer
UH-Hilo men's soccer coach Gordon Inouye announced yesterday that midfielder Nyle Ortiz will join the Vulcans next year.
Ortiz is a four-year varsity player at Layton H.S. (Utah) where he also played football. Twice he was named to all-region and all-state teams in soccer.
Maui stars to play Team USA
The Maui stars, current two-time defending champions of the Hawaii Football League, will host Team USA in the Rainbow Charity Bowl VIII on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium on Maui.
This year's Team USA will feature former Hawaii football standouts Joe Correia and Nate Jackson. Admission is $5.